BHOC: SUPER FRIENDS #9

On Saturday mornings, SUPER FRIENDS had started producing new episodes for the first time in several years. The original 1973 run had produced 16 hour-long episodes, and were an outgrowth of a pilot program developed, in all places, in episodes of the BRADY KIDS animated series. After new more stringent legislation had been passed ostensibly … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER FRIENDS #9

BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-46

This was another Treasury Edition that I loved. I can recall intending to duplicate Dick Giordano’s cover as an art entry in a Block party art contest that summer–it would also be used as the basis for a key frame in the opening credits to CHALLENGE OF THE SUPER-FRIENDS. More interesting to me, the back … Continue reading BHOC: LIMITED COLLECTOR’S EDITION #C-46

BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #5

A nice surprise, this issue of DC SUPER-STARS devoted itself to reprints of the Flash. These apparently had been prepared for FLASH #235, which was intended as a Giant issue (and mentioned as such in the letters page of the preceding issue) but canceled at the last moment. There was also an interesting story here … Continue reading BHOC: DC SUPER-STARS #5

BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #4

New DC titles quite often had spotty or no distribution in my area, at least as far as my regular 7-11 was concerned, so there were several books over teh years that I became aware of in ads but never saw until much later. SUPER-TEAM FAMILY was one of those. The first issue’s cover had … Continue reading BHOC: SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #4

BHOC: FLASH COMICS #1 FAMOUS 1st EDITION

I had seen it coming in ads previously, and so I was excited to get my hands on the FAMOUS 1ST EDITIONS Treasury Edition reprint of FLASH COMICS #1, the first appearance of my favorite super hero. This would be the last in this series, unfortunately (it would come back for a final gasp around … Continue reading BHOC: FLASH COMICS #1 FAMOUS 1st EDITION

BHOC: BATMAN #262

This issue of BATMAN marked the end of an era, and the beginning of another, shorter one. It was the first DC GIANT issue that I purchased, the smaller replacement for the 100-PAGE SPECTACULARS that I loved. Time and inflation had made that format untenable for DC, so they retrenched and reduced, coming up with … Continue reading BHOC: BATMAN #262

BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114

Now this is a comic that’s near and dear to my heart, so much so that I still have the tattered remains of my original copy. The fact that I had missed the previous issue with its advertised JLA/JSA crossover was mitigated by what awaited me within these pages. Purchased at my local 7-11, as … Continue reading BHOC: JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #114